The Current

The Current for January 18, 2019

Today on The Current: With one Canadian killed and another missing, we look at the security situation in Burkina Faso; plus, we explore the ethics of sharing images online, and how to bear witness in a world saturated with powerful, painful, and personal images; and millennials are often labelled as lazy and entitled, but are they just suffering from burnout?
Piya Chattopadhyay guest hosts The Current. (CBC)
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Today on The Current

  • Canadian citizen Kirk Woodman was abducted and killed in Burkina Faso this week, while Quebec woman Edith Blais went missing in the country weeks ago. We speak to two experts about who is behind the violence, and why.
  • You may have seen images this week from a horrific attack in Nairobi, and a fraught encounter in a Winnipeg hospital. Did you share them? In a world saturated with powerful, painful, personal images, we look at how we bear witness, and what to consider before you hit "share."
  • A Buzzfeed essay arguing millennials have become the burnout generation has struck a chord with many people since it went viral this month, but one woman says burnout isn't a new phenomenon solely affecting white, middle-class people.